Both Sides of the Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis, Theological Imagination, and Everyday Discipleship
The beloved Chronicles of Narnia are only the ""top layer"" of the rich treasure trove of C.S. Lewis's writing. This brilliant Oxford don made a tremendous impact on contemporary Christian thought and has deeply influenced generations of followers of Jesus...
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The beloved Chronicles of Narnia are only the ""top layer"" of the rich treasure trove of C.S. Lewis's writing. This brilliant Oxford don made a tremendous impact on contemporary Christian thought and has deeply influenced generations of followers of Jesus in the half-century since his death. The authors in this collection examine Lewis's many contributions and reflect deeply on their significance for theology, spiritual imagination, and the challenge of Christian discipleship today. From Narnian adventures to Screwtape's letters, through studies of Lewis's collaborators (like J.R.R. Tolkien) and inspirations (like George MacDonald), and by way of reflection on deeper theological themes like human will, joy, and the End of Days, this book will inspire and provoke contemplation of God's presence in your life and in our world. ""In Both Sides of the Wardrobe, Fennell draws together a chorus of voices in critical tribute to one of the Church's greatest apologists. By looking back at Lewis, we are challenged to look forward in our own day to what shape Christian apologetics might take in a post-Christendom western culture. This work will help those who long to give testimony to the One who is, in the words of Lewis, 'not safe but good.'"" --Ross A. Lockhart, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Missional Leadership, St. Andrew's Hall, Vancouver ""Be prepared to jot your notes in the margin! Both Sides of the Wardrobe provides a contemplative journey of perspectives on Lewis, the man, his fictional characters, and how his literature is 'an additional place where God happens.'"" --Melanie Stiles, Christian Life Coach, Author and Speaker, Writers Workshop Coordinator, C.S. Lewis Foundation ""This wideranging collection of essays helpfully explores several implications of Lewis's considerable creativity. And just as Lewis lauded 'those golden minutes which we stole from marking examination papers on Hamlet to read a few pages of Hamlet itself, ' by carefully looking at Lewis's work, this thoughtful volume offers new insights and perspective to guide us as we turn once again to those riches unfailingly found inside the wardrobe of Lewis's imagination. A welcome addition! --Andrew Lazo, scholar and speaker on C. S. Lewis and the Inklings; co-editor of Mere Christians: Inspiring Encounters with C. S. Lewis; transcriber and editor of ""Early Prose Joy,"" Lewis's previously-unknown first autobiography Rob Fennell is Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is editor of Intercultural Visions: Called to be the Church (2012) and co-editor of Three Ways of Grace: Drawing Closer to the Trinity (2010). His life-long delight in C.S. Lewis continues to grow year by year."